Alexis Sanchez on Joining Manchester United: 'I Came Here to Win Everything'

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2018

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03:  Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on February 3, 2018 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
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Alexis Sanchez has declared he joined Manchester United to "win everything" possible, as he described the club as the biggest in the Premier League. 

Speaking to Thierry Henry of Sky Sports, the Chilean superstar explained his feeling after leaving Arsenal to move to Old Trafford.

Sanchez said:

"I think that Manchester United, since I was young - and I'm not just saying this because I'm here, I'm an honest guy and I never lie - I think it's the biggest club in England. That's what I think.

"There are lots of big clubs, and having played for Arsenal, they are also one of them. It's a huge club and I was there.

"But coming here, looking at the badge, I think United have to win everything because it's such a big club. The club crest says it all."

The diminutive attacker gave up life in north London to make the switch to the Theatre of Dreams in January, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan went in the opposite direction in a swap deal.

Sanchez also spoke about Arsenal and the opportunity to join United, "I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player and get to experience a new club. Manchester United are a huge club on the global stage. I came here to win everything. Otherwise, I wouldn't have come here."

Sanchez opened his goalscoring account as United beat Huddersfield 2-0 at home in the league, with the former Gunner missing a penalty, only to swoop to tuck away the rebound.

United are out of the title race with Manchester City streets ahead in the Premier League, but opportunity knocks in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, as manager Jose Mourinho demands silverware from his expensive squad.


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